India’s Aakash Android-tablet was first offered for $35, but an updated model with a better processor, RAM and screen is now being sold to students for $21 subsidized price.
Academic programs are increasingly focusing on translation, with universities partnering with publishers and many offering a specialized focus on the field.
Tunisia’s ISLAMeBooks, one of several new digital start-ups in the Arab world, is looking to help explain Islamic practice and theology to a wider readership.
One of the smallest nations in the world, New Zealand, has become a key trading partner with one of the largest, China.
Seven current and former heads of major American publishing houses have published a joint statement opposing hate speech in Saudi textbooks.
This week’s news from Brazil offers a survey of the e-book market, which is rapidly growing but hugely concentrated, while Pasta do Professor is a runaway success.
As in May, Agape Jr. dominates the bestseller list in Brazil (expect 50 Shades to bump it next month), meanwhile publishers protest anti-unauthorized bio law.
Let’s Read, a bold initiative to promote reading among preschool children in Gaza, launched at the Al-Shati refugee camp after overcoming many challenges.
Vikram Savkar from Nature Publishing Group describes the mission behind his successful digital textbook, Principles of Biology, at the IDPF Conference.
An English teacher can teach you grammar, but they can also put your books in students’ hands, serve as your Pied Piper and help you sell many more books.